Careers in conservation & the environment

Biodiversity Planner – Department of Conservation – Hokitika

  • Full Time
  • Hokitika
  • 21/09/2020

Website Department of Conservation

An exciting vacancy has become available for a Biodiversity Planner to join our Operations Planning team in Hokitika. This is a fantastic opportunity to play an active role in supporting conservation work in New Zealand by helping our rangers deliver our crucial biodiversity work programmes. This role is based in the gorgeous town of Hokitika on the West Coast, famous for its pounamu, whitebait, and New Zealand’s native wilderness in all directions.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

As our next Biodiversity Planner, you will be responsible for supporting the Western South Island region to successfully deliver its biodiversity conservation programmes.  You will also be involved in developing effective and cost-efficient biodiversity work programmes and work plans.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

We are looking for a committed team player with an active interest in our natural heritage who can demonstrate skills and experience across the following areas:


  • Strong experience in planning
  • Skilled at using computer-based management and information systems
  • Excellent relationship and interpersonal communication skills
  • A good understanding of field operations and sound knowledge of ecosystem principles and processes which you are confident in explaining to others
  • Experience in analysing datasets


  • Knowledge of indigenous biodiversity across a range of ecosystems and processes.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.

The chance to join a large organisation that’s still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent development opportunities across the Operations Planning Unit in Hokitika.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above.

For any enquiry, please contact John Lyall at jlyall@doc.govt.nzquoting reference 400/9405.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 21st of September 2020.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.


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